Let's Talk About Some Music
Hailing from the Detroit suburb of Troy, Michigan, Greenstreet has developed from childhood friendships and elementary school classmates into one of Detroit's most followed up-and-coming bands. Though the young and charismatic group has seen it's share of line-up changes, members Matt Kysia (vocals, rhythm guitar), Mike Vendittelli (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Poloney (drums/percussion), and Matt Vendittelli (bass, vocals) truly share the tightly-knit camaraderie that has solidified their footing as the core of the band. The foursome has been together for just under 2 years and has been touring all over the country, from New York to Los Angeles. When it comes to musical influences, Greenstreet's are as eclectic as they come, citing Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Michael Jackson or Dave Weckl, to name a few. By blending rock, blues and the R&B sound that Motown was once known for, Greenstreet produces a unique sound all their own. Listeners have commonly referred to it as a mix between the Black Crows and Maroon 5. In March of 2005, Greenstreet put the finishing touches on their new EP, Let's Talk About Some Music, which was recorded in Royal Oak, Michigan under the direction of Producer Marlon Young and Engineer Al Sutton (Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow). In addition to the expertise of Young and Sutton, keyboardist Peter Pisarczyk (George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic) also appears on the EP, accentuating the groove and allowing the true soul of Greenstreet to be heard on the record. Let's Talk About Some Music features 5 selections, both old and new. Songs such as What Do You Want From Me and Rider are fan favorites. The newest song on the EP, Crushed Eyeliner, evokes undivided attention from the crowd everywhere Greenstreet plays, and continues to be one of the most requested songs. With a little help from producer Marlon Young, On the Weekend has developed from it's original acoustic pop roots into a powerful rock song, yet still retains that certain quality to which any listener can easily relate. Greenstreet has performed from coast-to-coast and shared the stage with many national acts, including O.A.R., Virginia Coalition, Ari Hest, Run DMC and Uncle Kracker. The group, which prides themselves on their loyal grassroots following, has been focusing their efforts primarily on the college market in and around the Midwest, and has received heavy airplay on college radio stations across the country, as well as the internet. In addition, Greenstreet has also been selected as featured artists on Fresh Tracks Music, the premier new music hub based out of Chicago, IL. The band was featured in a previous issue of FreeSkier magazine, and was a part of their Winter 2005 compilation mix, which is sponsored by eFollett.com. As a result, Greenstreet been working with eFollet.com and Fresh Tracks to promote and perform showcases at eFollett bookstores on college campuses across America during the school year. Most recently, Greenstreet has been added to Decent Xposure, a website featuring many of today's most talented artists. Upon introduction to the Decent Xposure community, Greenstreet's ringtones and downloads were among the Top 10 within the first week. And one thing is for certain: the band will continue to keep them coming back for more.